Tag Archives: DIY

Quick and Easy Designer Pumpkin

1. I glittered the stem on my pumpkin with Mod Podge and glitter…let it dry. 2. Next, I base painted an oval shape with primer/gesso. Let it dry and then I painted beige and white polka dots with craft acrylic paint. 3. I sketched out my initial “L” with chalk on a piece of black […]

Going with the FLO…DIY Halloween Costume

This is my daughter.  She is dressed for Halloween as Flo, from Progressive Insurance.  Certainly if you watch TV you know this character.  Many people have told her they liked her costume. She came up with the idea on her own.  I helped her pull it together.  It is very easy to assemble and can […]

We’re all going BATTY…

Need a quick idea for some easy DIY Halloween decorations?  Simply cut bats out of black construction paper and bedazzle with red gems for the eyes.  Then, position them with masking tape by the window as if they have just flown-in.  (Check out Rockie relaxing in her Chicago style Snuggie…hahahaha!) Have Fun! xox lisA

Father’s Day BBQ Apron

Father’s day is tomorrow!  Here is a cute idea for a special handmade gift…a hand painted BBQ Apron.  I bought the apron and hat at GFS marketplace in their chef station. Came home, laid it out on some newspapers.  I sketched out my design lightly in chalk. I used acrylic craft paint (for fabric) to […]

Let’s Get Frosty and Make your own CHALKBOARD Paint

Did you know you can make your own custom colored chalkboard paint? Oh boy! My intern, Sara told me all about it. I did some research and learned how to do it from Martha Stewart. I liked her approach…however, you know me, I wanted to try a little something different. Latex paint and acrylic paint […]

Mini- Me…a Photo Idea

Do you have boxes of old photos? Perhaps, one of yourself as a child? Your Mom? Your Grandmother? Do people often say, “You look so much like your Mom”? Or does your child look so much like you? Well, hold the horses back…I have an idea for you. A side-by-side photo of the past and […]